Whether you’re an art enthusiast, local-vore, or just came for the food, San Antonio is dynamic city rich with history, culture, and plenty to do. Not sure where to start? Try these fun destinations to get a true taste of Texas.
One of the most-talked about landmarks in San Antonio is the Riverwalk, miles of winding river in the heart of the city that leads you to numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. Enjoy riverside patio dining like the restaurants in La Villita, the oldest part of San Antonio, can offer, or jump on a river barge for a tour and history lesson.
Known as UNESCO World Heritage sites, these Spanish missions are a piece of history that have added to the history of San Antonio. The Alamo, the most famous of the missions, is located in the heart of downtown. A little further outside of downtown, you’ll find the missions trial, home to the remaining four missions: Espada, San Juan Capistrano, Concepcion, and San Juan.
If you’re looking to take a tour, book the 3-hour Missions Tour on Monday’s and Thursdays 1t 10am, or Fridays- Sundays at 1pm!
King William District/Southtown
This historic neighborhood, just south of downtown, is known for its beautiful 19th century homes, You can take in the feel for the neighborhood during a walk or explore the restaurants and shops this neighborhood has to offer. Further outside of King William proper is the popular Southtown neighborhood, one of San Antonio’s most in-demand neighborhoods. Try Mexican food at Rosario’s, lunch at Madhatters Tea House, or grab a drink at Bar 1919 in the Blue Star Complex.
If you’re looking to take a tour, book the 2-hour Real San Antonio City Overview Tour and stroll through the historic King William District while viewing other top attractions in San Antonio.
For the art enthusiasts, enjoy the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) or the McNay. SAMA, located downtown in the old Lone Star Brewing plant, is home to multiple levels of art and rotating exhibits spanning 5,000 years of culture. For a more intimate experience at a beautiful estate, enjoy the McNay Museum of Art. Showing mostly American and European styles of art, you can also enjoy their lush courtyard on a beautiful day.
If you’re still in the planning phase of your trip, book with Hilton for a special rate.